Andrea Coelho (maidden) wrote,
Andrea Coelho

Friendly Atheist's book list

I've read a few of those, but there's still a lot to get to.

Atheist Lit:

The God Delusion and The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins

God is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens.

The End of Faith by Sam Harris

Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon by Daniel Dennett

Losing Faith in Faith by Dan Barker

Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time by Michael Shermer and Stephen Jay Gould

Atheist Universe by David Mills

Letting Go of God by Julia Sweeney

Why Atheism? and Atheism: The Case Against God by George H. Smith

The Salmon of Doubt by Douglas Adams

Why I Am Not a Christian by Bertrand Russell

A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam by Karen Armstrong


Mythology by Edith Hamilton (A collection of the Greek myths)

The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion by James George Frazer and Robert Fraser

The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark, Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, and Cosmos by Carl Sagan

The Faith Healers by James Randi

Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas R. Hofstadter

The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell

History/Criticism of the Bible:

Misquoting Jesus by Bart D. Ehrman

Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography by John Dominic Crossan

Who Wrote the Bible? by Richard E. Friedman

How to Read the Bible: A Guide to Scripture, Then and Now by James L. Kugel

Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism: A Bishop Rethinks the Meaning of Scripture by John Shelby Spong

Christian Lit:

The Holy Bible.

I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist by Norman L. Geisler and Frank Turek

The Case for Faith by Lee Strobel

Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis

The Language of God by Francis Collins

General Literature:

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values by Robert M. Pirsig

1984 by George Orwell

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Tags: religion, science/skepticism

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